(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Q&A, and Workshop.
I. INTRODUCING WEB SERVICES.
Hour 1. Understanding Web Services.
Understanding What Web Services Are. The Great Promise of Web Services. The Key Components. Tools and Vendors. Who Manages the Web Services Specifications.
Hour 2. Advantages of Web Services.
Legacy Systems. Lower Operational Costs. Lower Software Development Cost. Faster System Development. Better Interfaces with Customers. Better Integration with External Business Partners. New Revenue Opportunities. Completely New Business Models.
Hour 3. Disadvantages and Pitfalls of Web Services.
Pitfalls of Web Services. Performance Issues. Lack of Standards. Newness of Web Service Technology. Staffing Issues.
Hour 4. Comparing Web Services to Other Technologies.
Stub/Skeleton Based Architectures. HTTP Transactional-based Architectures. Screen Scrapers.
Hour 5. Typical Web Services Designs.
Designing the Conglomerate Reporting System. Redesigning the Shop Floor System. Designing an E-Commerce Site. Uniqueness of Web Services Designs.
II. WORKING WITH WEB SERVICES.
Hour 6. The Web Services Architecture.
The Goal of the Web Services Architecture. The SOA. The Major Components of the Architecture. Understanding Interactions Between Components.
Hour 7. Understanding XML.
Understanding Why We Need XML. The Components of XML. The XML Grammar Rules. Understanding Namespaces. Understanding the XML Schema.
Hour 8. Understanding How Web Services Communicate.
TCP/IP and How the Internet Works. HTTP. Message Queues. SMTP. FTP. Jabber.
Hour 9. Exchanging Messages with SOAP.
What SOAP Is. Why SOAP Is Different. The SOAP Grammar. SOAP Data Types.
Hour 10. Describing a Web Service with the Web Services Description Language (WSDL).
The WSDL Document.
Hour 11. Advertising a Web Service.
The Need to Advertise a Web Service. The Purpose of a Registry. Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI). Types of Discovery.
Hour 12. Sending Attachments with Web Services.
The Problem with Binary Data. Using Base64 Encoding. Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. Direct Internet Message Encapsulation. Understanding the New SOAP 1.2 Attachment Feature.
III. BUILDING WEB SERVICES.
Hour 13. Creating Web Services with Apache Axis.
Understanding Apache Axis. The Axis Architecture. Creating Web Services with Axis. Creating a Client for an Axis Web Service.
Hour 14. Creating Web Services with Java.